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The curious case of what makes people switch mobile phone contracts

Study co-authored by Cambridge Judge Business School academic finds that 'loss aversion' to paying extra, rather than saving money, is the real motivator in switching mobile phone contracts. We know we could save money by switching – be it phone…

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Lessons from Nigeria

Successful diversification of an economy requires proper planning – and learning from previous mistakes, says Dr Othman Cole of Cambridge Judge Business School. Diversification is the basis of a stable economy. But countries rich in natural resources can grow complacent,…

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Nigeria is a resource-rich country but it needs to diversify

How to make cashflow work for you

Understanding cashflow patterns could help not only your own business but also the wider economy, says researcher Dr Xin Chang. Entrepreneur Ed Reeves is proud of the fact that he sent his first invoice to his first ever customer before…

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Former IMF official Peter Doyle on the euro, China, Brexit and other issues

We spoke to Peter Doyle about major issues affecting the global economy following his recent talk to Master of Finance (MFin) students at Cambridge Judge Business School. Why did you chose to work at the Bank of England and then…

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Speaking out: why influence is as important as leadership

The FT's chief economics commentator Martin Wolf is happiest with his own thoughts and says leaders should always follow their hearts. It's important to identify your own individual voice. I'm glad I realised that early on in my professional life.…

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If you’re so smart

John Maynard Keynes struggled as a foreign-exchange trader, finds the first detailed study of the famous economist as currency speculator. A detailed new study of the chequered currency-trading record of John Maynard Keynes might make today's overconfident currency speculators think…

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Challenging assumptions

Liberal UK economic policies since 1979 have not spurred growth, says report from the Centre for Business Research at Cambridge Judge Business School. Contrary to widespread assumption, the "sea-change" of liberal market economic policies introduced since 1979 has not boosted…

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Challenging assumptions

To devalue or not to devalue?

A shot in the arm for the UK's manufacturing sector, or just dangerous and damaging meddling? When John Mills and Andrew Cook came together at a recent debate, the discussion was electric. Devaluation. One word - one very heated debate.…

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The value of devaluing

John Mills, chairman of consumer products company John Mills Ltd, thinks the best way to restore the UK's manufacturing sector is to devalue sterling. Here, in the second of three pieces looking at the impact of the devaluation of sterling…

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Devaluation “just a quack medicine”

Andrew Cook CBE is chairman of William Cook Holdings and believes the longer-term consequences of devaluation are catastrophic. Here, in the third of three pieces looking at the impact of the devaluation of sterling on the British economy, he explains…

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